Placenames of Russia and the Former Soviet Union: Origins and Meanings of the Names for More Than 2000 Natural Features, Towns, Regions and Countries

Placenames of Russia and the Former Soviet Union: Origins and Meanings of the Names for More Than 2000 Natural Features, Towns, Regions and Countries

by Adrian Room

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Placenames of Russia and the Former Soviet Union: Origins and Meanings of the Names for More Than 2000 Natural Features, Towns, Regions and Countries by Adrian Room

This work gives the origins and meanings of geographical and political features of the former Soviet Union. All 15 countries that were once part of the U.S.S.R. are included. Each of the more than 2,000 entries provides, first, the name of the feature along with its Cyrillic counterpart, followed by the country, and the geographical location within the country; an account of the name’s origin and meaning then follows, with appropriate historical, topographical and biographical references. Cross references provide former names and alternate spellings or forms of current names.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786493692
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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